Biography & Autobiography Books - Science & Technology

The Second Kind of Impossible: The Extraordinary Quest for a New Form of Matter Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476729930
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 7th, 2020

*Shortlisted for the 2019 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize*

One of the most fascinating scientific detective stories of the last fifty years, an exciting quest for a new form of matter.


Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut's Story of Invention (Lemelson Center Studies in Invention and Innovation) Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780262043182
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Published: Mit Press - November 5th, 2019

The first American woman to walk in space recounts her experience as part of the team that launched, rescued, repaired, and maintained the Hubble Space Telescope.


The Boy Who Felt Too Much: How a Renowned Neuroscientist and His Son Changed Our View of Autism Forever Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781948924788
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Published: Arcade - November 19th, 2019

An International Bestseller, the Story behind Henry Markram’s Breakthrough Theory about Autism, and How a Family’s Unconditional Love Led to a Scientific Paradigm Shift

Henry Markram is the Elon Musk of neuroscience, the man behind the billion-dollar Blue Brain Project to build a supercomputer model of the brain.


Uncanny Valley: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374278014
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Published: MCD - January 14th, 2020

"A definitive document of a world in transition: I won't be alone in returning to it for clarity and consolation for many years to come." ?Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion


The Mysterious Affair at Olivetti: IBM, the CIA, and the Cold War Conspiracy to Shut Down Production of the World's First Desktop Computer Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780451493651
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Published: Knopf - November 5th, 2019

The never-before-told true account of the design and development of the first desktop computer by the world's most famous high-styled typewriter company, more than a decade before the arrival of the Osborne 1, the Apple 1, the first Intel microprocessor, and IBM's PC5150.


Crime in Progress: Inside the Steele Dossier and the Fusion GPS Investigation of Donald Trump Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593134153
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Published: Random House - November 26th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “I’ve read kind of all the books on this subject . . . and this is the one you want to read.”—Rachel Maddow


Facebook: The Inside Story Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780735213159
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Published: Blue Rider Press - February 25th, 2020

He has had unprecedented access to Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg for three years. And now renowned tech writer Steven Levy delivers the definitive history of one of America’s most powerful and controversial companies: Facebook.


Heaven on Earth: How Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, and Galileo Discovered the Modern World Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781643132044
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Published: Pegasus Books - December 3rd, 2019

A vivid narrative that connects the lives of  four great astronomers as they discovered, refined, and popularized the first major scientific discovery of the modern era: that the Earth moves around the Sun.


The Ultimate Engineer: The Remarkable Life of NASA's Visionary Leader George M. Low (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight ) Cover Image
By Richard Jurek, Gerald D. Griffin (Foreword by)
$32.95
ISBN: 9780803299559
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - December 1st, 2019

From the late 1950s to 1976 the U.S. manned spaceflight program advanced as it did largely due to the extraordinary efforts of Austrian immigrant George M. Low. Described as the “ultimate engineer” during his career at NASA, Low was a visionary architect and leader from the agency’s inception in 1958 to his retirement in 1976.


18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics Cover Image
By Bruce Goldfarb, Judy Melinek (Introduction by)
$25.99
ISBN: 9781492680475
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Published: Sourcebooks - February 4th, 2020

"Eye-opening biography of Frances Glessner Lee, who brought American medical forensics into the scientific age...genuinely compelling."--Kirkus Reviews

"A captivating portrait of a feminist hero and forensic pioneer." --Booklist


Fighting for Space: Two Pilots and Their Historic Battle for Female Spaceflight Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781538716045
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - February 18th, 2020

Spaceflight historian Amy Shira Teitel tells the riveting story of the female pilots who each dreamed of being the first American woman in space.


Alexander Von Humboldt: How the Most Famous Scientist of the Romantic Age Found the Soul of Nature Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781629190198
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Published: BlueBridge - November 12th, 2019

Alexander von Humboldt was the most famous scientist and explorer of his day. "I view him as one of the greatest ornaments of the age," wrote Thomas Jefferson, and he received Humboldt in the White House in 1804.


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